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The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Italy

The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Italy

Best hiking trails in northern Italy After months of lockdown, the desire to go out and meet again outdoors is irresistible. One of the best holiday options for fulfilling this craving is to go hiking! And where else than in beautiful Italy? I suspect that when it comes to Italy the first images that come […]

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Arena of Verona, an evening at the Opera

Written by on June 3, 2021 in Festivals, Things to See & Do
Arena of Verona, an evening at the Opera

Arena of Verona, an evening at the Opera in Italy The Arena in Verona announced and confirmed the dates of the summer Opera Festival. The shows will run from 19th June – 4th September for year 2021. The history of the Arena of Verona The Arena was built in the 1st century A.D by the […]

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Easy recipe for Italian Borlotti Bean soup

Written by on May 20, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Easy recipe for Italian Borlotti Bean soup

Easy recipe for Italian Borlotti Bean soup or minestra Although in Italy the bean soup is a winter dish, we also like it in the summer or at any time really. It is one of our “family favourite” dish! It is not only delicious, but also very easy to make and healthy. Bean soup is […]

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Italy has opened its borders to international tourists

Written by on May 18, 2021 in Italy Stories, Practical Stuff
Italy has opened its borders to international tourists

Italy has opened its borders to international tourists from the EU, UK, Israel and USA, UAE, Canada and Japan Italy is ready to open its borders! Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the Health Minister Roberto Speranza have been working on a step by step plan to reopen the country both for national and international tourism. […]

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Best trail running races in Aosta Valley

Written by on May 18, 2021 in Aosta Valley, Sport and Adventure
Best trail running races in Aosta Valley

Best trail running races in the Aosta Valley There are so many incredible running trails in Northern Italy, especially in the Aosta Valley and in the Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso that stretches to Piemonte region. Running on these trails offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Italian Alps, waterfalls, deep valleys, glaciers, incredible rock formations […]

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Technosport, Aosta – our favourite Ski Shop

Technosport, Aosta – our favourite Ski Shop

Two Mondays ago I got to spend a couple of hours with Egon Boccadelli Real, Marco Scagliarini and Andrea Zemoz at our favourite Aosta ski shop, Technosport. The guys had just about wrapped up another successful but thanks to COVID, challenging winter season and were in the process of preparing the shop for the summer. […]

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Discover the Lake District of North West Italy

Written by on April 20, 2021 in Lakes & Rivers, Things to See & Do
Discover the Lake District of North West Italy

Discover the Lake District of North West Italy There are many lakes all over Italy, in fact more than 1,500, more if you include all the little mountain lakes. But most of the larger lakes are concentrated in Northwest Italy, in the Lombardia and Piemonte regions, not far from Milan. The Italian Lake District The […]

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Recipe for gluten-free Schwarzplententorta

Written by on April 16, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Recipe for gluten-free Schwarzplententorta

Recipe for gluten-free Schwarzplententorta: delicious and healthy The origin of Schwarzplententorta (TORTA GRANO SARACENO) Torta Grano Saraceno is a typical dessert from the Trentino Alto Agide region of Italy. As it is close to the Austrian border (South Tyrol) they share some customs and culinary delights, like this delicous cake. The cake is prepared with […]

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Easy recipe for Italian Easter Colomba

Written by on April 3, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Easy recipe for Italian Easter Colomba

Easy recipe for Colomba di Pasqua, the Italian Easter sweet delight What is Colomba di Pasqua and where it comes from Colomba di Pasqua is a similar sweet bread to Panettone and Pandoro, but it is made traditionally for Easter. Shaped like a dove, the bread is glazed and covered with crystallized sugar and unpeeled […]

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Recipe for easy zucchini and prawn pasta

Written by on March 27, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Recipe for easy zucchini and prawn pasta

Recipe for easy zucchini and gamberetti (prawn) pasta This recipe is a family favourite, even our 8 year old son adores it. It is also a good way to get children to eat some seafood and vegetables. When I started working with Alessia 15 years ago and was living in Italy for the first time, […]

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